Find out how we can help your business:
Health & Safety Support Packages
Choose one of our Support Packages and we at Work Safe Scotland will act as your Competent Person ensuring you fulfil your legal requirement.
If you do not need on-going support because you manage this in-house but do require the occasional support then we offer the following services.
Workplace Training Courses
Accredited Training Courses at your place of work including: Health & Safety, Risk Assessment, Manual Handling, COSHH, Fire Safety and First Aid
Work Safe Scotland specialise in delivering tailored health and safety solutions and systems for businesses across Scotland.
The health and safety Edinburgh businesses enact helps to ensure they are protected both in law but also from the perspective of ensuring their employees, contractors, visitors and customers are safe when on the premises or in the area of any work taking place. Our specialist training and advice ensures the health and safety Edinburgh clients benefit from is compliant with law and meets the highest standards required for peace of mind.
How we provide Edinburgh Health and Safety Solutions
The health and safety Edinburgh businesses put in place should ensure a fully informed workforce and a place of business which is safe and secure. We work with small to medium sized businesses to implement effective health and safety measures in their workplaces, we do this through a three-step process:
Understanding: we appreciate the individual nature of every business and therefore the same goes for their health and safety requirements. We assess your individual challenges in relation to your business, sector and advise on this basis
Provide Solutions: we understand you are busy with your core business requirements and concerns, which is why we ensure we provide the health and safety solutions you need without expecting too much of your time and effort. Health and safety is often a worry for businesspeople but they don’t have the time to work on it, which is where Work Safe Scotland Ltd come in.
Work in an open and collaborative way: yes, we know you’re busy but we still work with you to ensure health and safety is properly and effectively managed in your workplace.
Health and Safety Edinburgh Packages
Once again, our commitment to the individual needs of different Edinburgh businesses means we have a choice of different packages and options. All we want to do is ensure your Edinburgh business health and safety procedures and knowledge are up to date and appropriate and the way we do this differs dependent on your business.
We offer pay as you go health and safety options, where you don’t need ongoing support as well as a wide range of health and safety training and health and safety e-learning options, giving you the knowledge you and your employees need to succeed and implement the necessary requirements in your workplace.
Your Edinburgh Health and Safety Experts
You have your own business concerns, you shouldn’t need to be experts in health and safety, we exist to provide that expertise for you. Every aspect of health and safety from PPE to first aid and fire safety to manual handling is part of our offering and this is just the beginning. We strive to ensure all aspects of health and safety are covered and ready to be relayed to all of our Edinburgh clients.
Contact us today to discuss the health and safety needs of your Edinburgh business.
Select an option below to find out how we can help your business:
Health & Safety Management Systems
- The Foundations in Health & Safety
- Health & Safety Management Systems 1 – Policy
- Health & Safety Management Systems 2 – Organising
- Health & Safety Management Systems 3 – Planning
- Health & Safety Management Systems 4 – Measuring, audit and review
Accident & Incident Reduction Management (RIDDOR)
It is a requirement under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 that all accidents to employees or visitors are recorded and that accident records are retained for at least 3 Years.
- We provide consultation service to provide your organisation with an Accident & Incident Reduction Plan.
It is also worth thinking about the impact that a work-related injury could have on your department or team. For example, losing one employee for an extended period can have a dramatic impact on the workload and morale of the rest of the team.
By taking action to tackle the causes of accidents, near-misses, injury and poor health and safety in your workplace, you can prevent or reduce the impact of these problems on your organisation. The business case for health and safety (some of the more relevant case studies).
The moral/ethical case: For example tackling stress prevents ill health.
There is now convincing evidence that prolonged periods of stress, including work-related stress, have an adverse effect on health. Research provides strong links between stress and physical effects such as heart disease, back pain, headaches, gastrointestinal disturbances or various minor illnesses; and psychological effects such as anxiety and depression. Stress can also lead to other behaviours that are harmful to health, such as skipping meals, drinking too much caffeine or alcohol, or smoking.
Tackling the causes of stress before they lead to ill health can prevent this from happening.
Health & Safety Competent Persons
The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999’ require employers to appoint an adequate number of competent persons to assist them in complying with their obligations under the health & safety law, unless the employer has sufficient knowledge to comply without assistance.
Workplace Risk Assessments
We provide full and comprehensive risk assessments bespoke to all activities, people and departments. Examples being:
- Working with Computers (DSE)
- Slips, Trips and Falls
- Manual Handling
- Expectant Mothers
- Chemicals (COSHH)
- Electrical Safety
- Lone Working
- Young Persons
- Working At Heights
- And so much more
Risk Assessments – Controlling Workplace Hazards
- Workplace hazards and risk control
- Transport hazards and risk control
- Musculo-skeletal hazards and risk control
- Work Equipment hazards and risk control
- Electrical safety
- Fire safety
- Chemical and biological health hazards and risk control
- Physical and psychological health hazards and risk control
We will get your organisation ready for the new Globally Harmonized System of Classification & Labelling of Chemicals.
GHS is an internationally agreed-upon system, created by the United Nations. It is designed to replace the various classification and labelling standards used in different countries by using consistent criteria for classification & labelling on a global level.
It supersedes the relevant European Union (which has now implemented the United Nations’ GHS into EU Law).
The European Regulation on Classification, Labelling & Packaging of Substances and Mixtures came into force on 20 January 2009 in all EU Members States, including the UK. It is known by it’s abbreviated form, “The CLP Regulation” or just plain “CLP”.
The implementation process of “GHS” has already started and will run in parallel with the old CHIP system used in the UK until this point. This implementation of GHS into your Safety Data Sheets will be completed by 01st of June 2017, at which time the old system will have been phased out.
However, as manufacturers of chemicals will need to have the new “GHS” in place by 01st of June 2015, you will soon see more and more of the new “GHS” Safety Data Sheets.
Fire Risk Assessments
- The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, applies to all workplaces regardless of the number of employees and requires employers to provide adequate training in fire awareness for all members of their staff.
- In Scotland, requirements on general fire safety are covered in Part 3 of the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, supported by the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006.
- Fire Bill (Scotland) Act 2005 requires separate assessment of this risk
Directors and Managers:
- Are you not sure what your obligations are and not sure how to implement Health & Safety in your workplace.
- Do you have Health & Safety in-place but wonder why it’s failing and is it giving you a headache?
Well let us consult for you and engage with you and your employees to establish where you need help through an effective Health & Safety Management Plan.
Win contracts through effective tendering
- Ever wonder why you are not winning contracts?
- Have you thought about your organisation applying for contracts?
- We help you Win Contracts through our Systems that we can put in place for you
- We help you prepare for Tenders through effective PQQ’s. (Pre-Qualification Questions). Improve your Scores in PQQ’s.
- We get your organisation ready for CHAS Accreditation (Contractors Health & Safety Scheme)
- We get your organisation ready for Safe Contractor Scheme
- We get your organisation ready for ISO
Health & Safety - Provision of Information
Employers are required to provide employees with comprehensible and relevant information on the risks to health and safety identified by the risk assessments and on the preventative and protective measures employed. An effective way to do this is through Health & Safety Committee meetings.